School pupils create 'forest food garden' to learn about sustainability

Video report by ITV News Meridian's Malcolm Shaw

Students at a school in Sussex have begun creating a forest food garden.

Year eight pupils at Priory School in Lewes have been planting fruit trees and bushes to mimic the lush growth found in a real forest.

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It is part of a wider environmental project called Green United, which is a joint venture with Sussex University.

It gives students a breath of fresh air and a welcome break away from the classroom while teaching them about sustainability.

An area of the school grounds has been set aside for the project.

The students plan where the plants go, as well as getting hands-on.

Creating the garden was delayed by the pandemic, but with the students now back at school, it is now well underway.

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